KBIS: Looking Ahead for Upcoming Remodeling Trends

Last week, a portion of the Case Indy design team journeyed out to Las Vegas to learn more about the latest industry trends, technologies and leading products in home remodeling at the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Here’s what we learned……

Geometric Shaped Tile:

Geometric shaped tile was a major trend shown in both kitchens and bathrooms. These bold looks can either be used on their own or used as accent tile. Here’s what we found:


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Technology Innovations: 

Technology continued to make its mark on the home remodeling industry. We saw everything from wireless charging surfaces, under-cabinet modular tracks, to new advancements in universal design in the kitchen!



This product is inserted in a wall cabinet. With the push of a button, it can be lowered all the way down to the countertop or raised all the way up in the cabinet and can be stopped at every height in between.






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Rustic Design: 

Rustic style, meaning use of reclaimed woods, Edison bulbs, rugged textures and earthy & warm colors, are on the rise in home remodeling. Take a closer look at some of the leading rustic designs below.

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Contemporary Design:

Contemporary design seemed to be especially big in bathroom remodeling! It was all about clean lines and floating fixtures. Here is a closer look at some of the interesting floating vanities, wall-mounted toilets, free-standing tubs and modern shower designs featured at KBIS:

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Indoor/Outdoor Living:

Opening up the home from the indoors to the outdoors was also a big trend seen at KBIS. LaCantina Doors featured an innovative option of converting a window into an open bar – very cool!

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Storage Solutions: 

Cabinet makers continue to fine-tune storage options and modifications to make it easier for homeowners to live and be better organized in their homes.

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This modern take on the “Hoosier Cabinet” is every baker’s dream. Shelving, spice racks and peg boards make it easy to organize mixing bowls, spices, oils, baking utensils and beyond!





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This pull out table is the perfect solution for small spaces that can’t fit an island or a dining table.






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Here is more proof that universal design can be both functional & stylish! This pantry unit features pull out drawers and shelves that are all accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.






Interested in learning how to integrate some of these latest KBIS design trends into your home? Give us a call at 317.846.2600 to schedule a free, in-home, consultation with one of our talented designers.

A Geist Whole House Remodel Paves the Way for New Beginnings

EXISTING HOME: The owners of this 30-year-old home, located in the Feather Cove neighborhood in Geist, purchased the home exclusively for the breathtaking views of Geist Lake. “From the moment we first drove up to the house, it had this intangible feeling that you get when you get a hug. It truly felt like home and we could see life taking place here. Looking past the existing cosmetics, we purchased the home with a vision of remodeling the entire home to create a cozy sanctuary for our family to enjoy for years to come.”


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THE FIRST FLOOR BATH AFTER: The downstairs bathroom was originally a powder room. “Knowing our elderly parents will be coming for extended stays, we needed to convert the only downstairs bath to a full bathroom to avoid them having to climb stairs.” The existing closet was removed to allow space for the new location of the vanity. The new shower replaced the space of the existing vanity to create a full bathroom.















THE KITCHEN AFTER: “The kitchen is the heart of the home and the heart of our family. The two walls separating the kitchen from the living and entertainment spaces took away the joy of cooking for guests.” To open up the kitchen to the two adjacent rooms, the walls were removed and a support beam was installed in the ceiling to support the second floor.


Although the footprint did not change, the new open concept layout allows for an abundant amount of storage and countertop space. The kitchen features two-toned cabinetry, eye-catching granite, an island for prep work and a separate island for seating.



THE DINING & LIVING ROOMSWith the new layout, simple changes were made to the two rooms that made a dramatic difference to the look of each space. Wainscoting and new lighting was added to the dining room to create an elegant look.

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Crown molding, a new fireplace mantle and built-ins were installed in the living room to add to the coziness of the space.



New pillars added in the entryway make the 8 ft ceiling appear taller and draws the eye to the adjacent areas of the home.



UPSTAIRS GUEST BATH: To create a private en-suite for guests, the existing bath doorway in the hallway was enclosed. The existing bedroom closet was relocated to create the space needed for the new door.



The newly reconfigured bathroom features a tiled shower, new flooring, a furniture style vanity and new lighting to create a spa-like retreat for guests.



MASTER BATH: The original bathroom had an over-sized garden tub, a small shower, an outdated closet system and an open doorway leading into an office accessible through the main hallway. To add privacy and create a fourth bedroom, the doorway leading into the office was terminated.




New walls were framed for the new closet and bedroom wall. The new bathroom features a luxury marble shower, a freestanding tub with a great view of the lake, his & hers vanities and a double sided fireplace.

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“All of the materials came together to create an elegant and romantic feeling to our master suite. It has everything we need to relax and unwind after a long day.”





FINAL RESULT: “There’s no way we could pick a favorite space in the whole house. The changes made allow us to fully enjoy every space and facet of the home. Everything about the renovation makes us feel full-rounded happy. We can’t wait to start the next chapter of our lives together in this home. ”

8 Basements Worthy of Entertaining for the Big Game

In celebration of the upcoming AFC Championship game this weekend, we’re reviewing 8 basements ideal for hosting a football party! From wet bars, game rooms to media areas, these basements are sure to be a crowd-pleaser despite the outcome of the big game!

Basement Bars: 


Inspired by the homeowners’ favorite beach bar, this space is the perfect spot to kick back, crack open a beer and get the party started! The wooden Chicago style bar edge, chrome foot ledge, and clever blend of backsplash tile help set this bar apart to create the ultimate party zone!



This cozy wine bar offers front row seats for a perfect view of the big game. Rustic cabinets, a cork backsplash and comfy bar stools has a way of keeping your guests calm and relaxed while watching the game.



For all you party animals out there, this is the perfect set-up for you. Add a contemporary bar to your basement to get the feeling of celebrating your team’s victorious win at your favorite downtown lounge without ever leaving your home.

Media Rooms: 


If you have the space, deck out your basement with cozy seating for the ultimate viewing experience. For those moments when the crowd is jumping out of their seats in excitement over a touchdown, consider adding luxury vinyl flooring to easily pick up beer and chicken wing spills.


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To create a warm and sophisticated ambiance, add wainscoting to the perimeter of your media room. With a large built-in screen like this, there’s no way you will ever miss an important play.



Framing in your television with trim pieces and paint is a great way to add a bold look to your media area without breaking the bank. This stylish media area includes concealed storage space for bulky cable boxes, wires and speakers. Open floating shelves help feature your favorite sports memorabilia.

Game Rooms:

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This sports-themed gaming area is a great spot to retire after the game. Wainscoting, sleek pendant lighting and bold paint colors come together to create a fun atmosphere for a good game of pool!


PD3_3924This game room is both stylish and functional. The stacked stone accent wall adds visual interest and also includes a drink ledge. Two corner built-ins add storage space to neatly tuck away clunky board games and puzzles.

Do you need help to improve your game-time basement set-up? Give us a call  at 317.846.2600 to schedule a free, in-home, consultation with one of our talented designers. In the meantime, we hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend. GO COLTS!!!!!!!